Blackwork Samplers make great cushions/pillows

Traditionally blackwork samplers were stitched to learn and show off patterns and borders. You can do the same thing today with these delightful blackwork embroidery patterns.

The designs range from a small pincushion up to a large chessboard. Many  of the samplers can be either framed or made up into cushions (or pillows as my American friends know them).

Garden Sampler

Two greens and a gold metallic thread are used to create this interpretation of a knot garden. This blackwork sampler looks good framed or made into a cushion.

Design size: 30.5 x 30.5 cm (or 12 x 12 inches)

Downloadable Chart £3.75

Maze Sampler

A partner design to the blackwork sampler above, the maze sampler is worked in black and gold.

Design size: 30.5 x 30.5 cm (or 12 x 12 inches)

Downloadable Chart £3.75

Diagonal Sampler

Practice your blackwork borders with this Diagonal Sampler. Stitched in pink it makes a pretty cushion (pillow) but would also look attractive in a more masculine colourway. 

Design size: 31.6 x 31.6 cm (or 12.5 x 12.5 inches)

Downloadable Chart £3.75

Tudor Oak

A pretty repeating pattern of oak leaves is used on this cushion design.

Design size: 38 x 38cm (or 15 x 15 inches)

Downloadable Chart £3.75

Blackwork Pincushion

You can stitch this mini blackwork sampler and make it up into a pincushion or choose to stitch just one square as a doll house cushion (i.e. 1/12th scale).

Design size: 10 x 10cm (or 4 x 4 inches)

Downloadable Chart £1.75

Blackwork Chessboard

16 different patterns using black and gold metallic threads make up the centre of this blackwork chess board pattern. Surrounded by the chessmen themselves this design is a winner for any chess player.

Design size: 42.9 x 42.9 cm (or 16.9 x 16.9 inches)

Downloadable Chart £5.00



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